Sigmund Freud

Lived from 1856-1939

Background

  • Born on May 6th, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia
  • Religon: Jewish
  • Grew up in Vienna
  • Had a close relationship with his mother, Amaila
  • Died on 23rd September, 1939 in London

Personality

Analytical, perhaps overly so.

Family oriented, though he had many colleagues.

Confident and had a sense of humor.

Appearance:

Beards and cigars are his trade marks.

He has wide dark eyes and hair.

Education

  • studied Medicine at Vienna University
  • Professor at Vienna University

Experience

  • Worked at Vienna General Hospital until 1886
  • formed a Psychoanalytic Society with colleagues

Acomplishments

School of Thought: Psychoanalysis

  • formed Pschoanalysis
  • Theories:
  • id, ego, superego
  • defense mechanisms such as repression, projection, and denial

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